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College to Host Cancer Awareness Blood Drive

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 10, 2013

Wilmington College is partnering with Community Blood Center in hosting a community blood drive Oct. 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the Kelley Center McCoy Room, 300 College St.

The blood drive is in support of October National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the special-edition “I Fight Cancer, I Give Blood” T-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com.

The “I Fight Cancer, I Give Blood” T-shirt is grey and features the iconic pink ribbon, the international symbol of breast cancer awareness. The T-shirt is free to everyone who registers to donate at any CBC donor center and most mobile blood drives now through Saturday, Nov. 2.

CBC is proud to support the fight against breast cancer. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness about the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.

Blood donors play an important role in the treatment of cancer patients. Chemotherapy and other treatments have a harsh impact on blood cells. Transfusions of donated blood and blood products are vital to reducing complications and saving lives.

Visit the all new www.GivingBlood.org.

A new world of communications and service is waiting at our completely redesigned website www.GivingBlood.org. Get fast and complete answers on how to make your first donation, organize a blood drive, or bring our education program to your school. Get all the updates in the CBC/CTS newsroom, find quick links to our social media pages, or schedule your next appointment to donate by connecting to www.DonorTime.com.

Blood donation requirements: Donors are required to provide a photo ID that includes their full name. Past CBC donors are also asked to bring their CBC donor ID card. Donors must be at least 16 years of age (16 years old with parental consent: form available at www.givingblood.org or at CBC branch & blood drive locations), weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and be in good physical health.

The Food and Drug Administration changes blood donor eligibility guidelines periodically. Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email canidonate@cbccts.org or call 1(800)388-GIVE. Make an appointment at www.DonorTime.com.

Community Blood Center/Community Tissue Services® is an independent, not-for-profit organization. Community Blood Center provides blood products to 24 hospitals within a 15-county service area in the Miami (Ohio) and Whitewater (Indiana) Valleys. For more information about Community Blood Center/Community Tissue Services®, visit www.givingblood.org.